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Elton John and Ed Sheeran's performance was a meaningful and heartwarming moment, made so much sweeter and nessessary after Taylor Swift's opening catastrophe.

Elton John’s voice sounds a lot rougher than it once did, but it complimented Ed Sheeran’s angelic whisper beautifully. And Sir John's classic showman's piano was orchestrated well with Sheeran's really poorly EQ'd acoustic guitar. The two's instruments and voices clashed and harmonized in a raw and human way.

How flattering it must to be a young upstart and do a duet with a legend like Elton John, and have him sing your song. Good music.

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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes is a senior staff writer at Mic focused on music, activism and the intersection between the two. He's based in New York and can be reached at tom@mic.com.

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